Juventus ace Federico Chiesa has grown increasingly impatient with under-fire manager Massimiliano Allegri and could soon issue a transfer request. Gazzetta dello Sport took stock of the Italian’s future in Turin on Saturday, underscoring his frustration for the lack of playing time under the ex-Milan boss.
Even though the two have never had a falling out, Allegri has never exploited Chiesa’s full potential. While there’s no denying a series of injury setbacks plagued the winger’s progress last season, his limited first-team opportunities after regaining full fitness didn’t go unnoticed. Unfortunately, fans are not the only ones complaining about his low place in the pecking order.
It seems Chiesa himself is no longer willing to wait for regular first-team football to come his way. Instead, he may soon press the matter and insist on being sold to ensure more game time elsewhere. After only making six Serie A starts in 2022/23, the 25-year-old believes it’s time to move on, with sources close to the player suggesting he’s ready to terminate his career at Juventus.
A shortage of first-team chances is not the only problem. Allegri has been using Chiesa as a wing-back. As a natural-born winger, the former Fiorentina man realizes the Italian manager is wasting his potential by forcing him to drop back to defend. By the looks of things, he won’t tolerate that any longer.
Chiesa has two more years left to run on his contract at Juventus. It means the Italians can still recoup a large portion of the €50 million they paid Fiorentina to get his services in 2020. As already mentioned earlier in June, the winger has a host of admirers across Europe, starting with perennial Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
In addition to the Bavarians, several clubs from the Premier League are keeping close tabs on Chiesa. Now it’s all up to the player to decide whether he wants to reconcile with Allegri at Juventus or pursue a new career away from his homeland.
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